Monday, November 29, 2010

Kickin' Mashed Potatoes

After a two year, 24 game winning streak, our Boise State Broncos suffered the agony of De-feet. Ranked 4th in the nation, heading for the national championship, it was a heartbreaking finish for the proud and astonished Bronco Nation.

Associated Press Photo

Boise State Broncos kicker Kyle Brotzman #35 reacts after missing a field goal in overtime against the University of Nevada at Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV on Friday night Nov. 26. The Nevada wolfpack won the game.

Brotzman's two missed kicks was shocking because he is a phenomenal kicker, but that wasn't the only loosing factor in the Black Friday game his teammates were quick to acknowledge.

Big fans of the Broncos here, they will continue to make us proud along with our famous potatoes. We may be down cause we got bashed, but true to the Idahoan spirit, we dined on

Mashed Potatoes With a Kick

along with grilled ribs this weekend.

My good friend Marj first shared this recipe with me several years ago. They are creamy with a little bite, a perfect stand alone side-dish. There's no cover-up needed here!

By now, you know the drill, wash and peel 10 big Idaho russets, then cube them up...cook till tender.

Drain well. Whip 'em up with cream cheese, butter salt and pepper and give 'em a little kick, horseradish...add a little cream for a creamy consistency if desired!

Pile 'em high for those that need some creamy, dreamy, love.  Mine are going out with hugs to Kyle Brotzman!

Kickin' Mashed Potatoes

  • 10 medium potatoes (3 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1 (8oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • a little cream if desired
Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a large bowl, mash potatoes with remaining ingredients. Makes 8 servings.

Sending love to our beloved Broncos, still making Idahoans proud!


    1. Sorry for your team's heartbreaking loss. La

    2. "Heartbreaking" is the way it was expressed in our home too, but it sure was an EXCITING game!
      The potatoes look delicious!

    3. My husband was beside himself! Our son in law is from Boise, and he is a HUGE BSU fan!!!! He went to school in Pocatello though, but has always been a Boise Bronco fan!! Now my husband is too. They were so sad. And the fans of the other team were so disrespectful!!
      Boo hiss!!! Your food looked so yummy!

    4. sounds good- i love mashed potatoes! i'll have to try these bad boys out!

    5. My mother would LOVE this. She likes to put a little horseradish on her potatoes. She likes it on just about everything. I will have to send her this link.

      And thanks for the head's up about the commercial stevia. (The one that starts with "N". I can't think of it right now.) I will definitely buy some to try.

      Does it leave an aftertaste?

    6. I've never had potatoes with horseradish, I do love it though!

    7. Hubby and I were glued to the game, screaming at the TV. That poor sweet young man. I always hate to see kids feeling a loss.

    8. What a sad loss!

      These potaotes look delicious. Love horseradish. I will be giving these a try soon!

    9. Have to love those Idaho potatoes! We make them that way for Tgiving, delicious!
      (We have good potatoes on Long Island too. Sadly, the potato farms are being sold off to build MCMansions!)

    10. Hmm... never thought of putting cream cheese in mashed potatoes before. I'll have to try it!

      I'd love for you to link this up to What's Cooking Wednesday!

    11. I love a great mashed potato! Mine tends to have lots of garlic, sour cream and even some bacon! Mmmm Now I'm hungry! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


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